The Chadwick OHV Trail Complex is open year-round. The area offers 79 miles of trails for off-highway vehicles with a wheelbase of 50 inches or less. This trail system is popular with individuals and family groups that want a scenic OHV ride that winds in and out of deep, forested hollows and down long ridge tops.
Mark Twain National Forests offer trail systems for riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), trial bikes, motorcycles (dirt bike style), and mountain bikes. These trail systems have signed routes marked with symbols showing what types of vehicles are allowed on the trails. Choose trails that are designated for the type of vehicle you're driving and stay on signed routes. Do not drive off designated trails or create new trails or shortcuts.
This location is also available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once on-site, follow the posted instructions. You will need to download the free Recreation.gov mobile app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service: https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app
If purchasing your Day Pass on-site, no printed copy of the pass will be available. Instead, your license plate number and pass stored on your device will be used to confirm compliance. Annual permits are available at the Forest Service offices in Ava and Salem.
A pass is required per OHV and covers the use of the OHV on the specified trails. You must enter the names for each rider and a license plate for each tow vehicle that will be at the trailhead. Passes can be downloaded to each rider's phones, and/or printed ahead of time and carried on the trail. You can enter separate emails for each rider, or the purchaser can forward to an email or text the pass to each rider.
This pass is valid until Sunset of the date listed on the pass, and only for the date and vehicle specified for this pass.
Passes are non-transferrable between operators, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.
A state driver's license must be available to show during a law enforcement compliance check.
ATV and motorcycle operators under the age of 18 must wear DOT-approved helmets and eye protection.
No person under the age of 16 shall operate an ATV or UTV in Missouri unless he or she is accompanied by or under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian or an adult who is authorized by the parent or guardian.
Spark arresters, mufflers, and brakes are required, as well as working headlights and taillights for night riding.
Travel only on OHV designated routes. Cross-country travel is prohibited.
Riding and safety gear is recommended.
Plan ahead, cell phone connectivity on the forest is limited.